MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Rep. Laura Hall has introduced legislation to redesign Alabama’s coat of arms and remove the Confederate battle flag.
The House State Government Committee debated the proposal on Wednesday. The bill will not get a vote this session, but House State Government Committee Chairman Chris Pringle said they want to study the idea and work on possible ideas.
The state coat of arms was designed in 1923 and was officially adopted by the Alabama Legislature in 1939. The coat of arms includes the Confederate battle flag and the flags of Great Britain, France, Spain and the United States.